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Don't introduce me to that man! I want to go on hating him, and I can't hate a man whom I know.

I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.
No man flatters the woman he truly loves.
Since I am a man, my heart is three or four times less sensitive, because I have three or four times as much power of reason and experience of the world -- a thing which you women call hard-heartedness. As a man, I can take refuge in having mistresses. The more of them I have, and the greater the scandal, the more I acquire reputation and brilliance in society.
I love the male body, it's better designed than the male mind.
Someone has to stand up for wimps.
Born to be wild -- live to outgrow it.
And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.
Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too.
Ethics must begin at the top of an organization. It is a leadership issue and the chief executive must set the example.
There is great force hidden in a gentle command.
Leadership in today's world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table.
Doing what's right isn't the problem. It is knowing what's right.
Morale is faith in the man at the top.
Keep cool and you will command everyone.
Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control.
The leader seeks to communicate his vision to his followers. He captures their attention with his optimistic intuition of possible solutions to their needs. He influences them by the dynamism of his faith. He demonstrates confidence that the challenge can be met, the need resolved, the crisis overcome.
Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
I don't believe in just ordering people to do things. You have to sort of grab an oar and row with them.
Managers are people who do things right; leaders are people who do the right thing.
When firmness is sufficient, rashness is unnecessary.
Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey.
Leadership is not magnetic personality--that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not making friends and influencing people --that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Each person must decide for himself what he wants each day. As a leader, I will expose you to the options and the likely consequences of those options. I'll even share my opinion if asked, but I'll never confuse it with the opinion, which simply doesn't exist.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
The manager administers; the leader innovates. The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective. The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why. The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon. The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.
A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested in the group.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
The first thing a great person does, is make us realize the insignificance of circumstance.
I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion's roar.
The person who has no enemies has no followers.
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
The boss drives people; the leader coaches them. The boss depends on authority; the leader on good will. The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says I; The leader says WE. The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown. The boss says, GO; the leader says lets, GO!
Leadership is not a position. You are not a leader because you have the title of manager. Leadership is something that we earn from followers on a day to day basis.
A good leader needs to have a compass in his head and a bar of steel in his heart.
Successful leaders have the courage to take action where others hesitate.
Leadership has to do with direction. Management has to do with the speed, coordination and logistics in going in that direction. The WORKERS are chopping their way through the jungle. The MANAGERS are coordinating, making sure the tools are sharp, etc. The LEADERS climb a tree and shout Wrong jungle!! The MANAGERS shout back Be quiet! We're making progress!
Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.
Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.
Work is not a curse, but drudgery is!
Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness or oppose with firmness.
Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
The best leaders are those most interested in surrounding themselves with assistants and associates smarter than they are. They are frank in admitting this and are willing to pay for such talents.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worse when they despise him. But of a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves.
I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.
There is no such thing as a perfect leader either in the past or present, in China or elsewhere. If there is one, he is only pretending, like a pig inserting scallions into its nose in an effort to look like an elephant.
Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
Popularity is not leadership.
The golden rule for every business man is this: Put yourself in your customer's place.
A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.
Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men -- the other 999 follow women.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.
Leadership is action, not position.
To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn't know where he is going.
You can lead a whore to culture but you can't make her think.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.
Everyone is born sincere and die deceivers.
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Teach only love for that is what you are.
The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment. [Philippians 1:9]
Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. [I Corinthians]
What is conceived well is expressed clearly.
To simplify complications is the first essential of success.
The most complex things are the simplest.
When thought is too weak to be simply expressed, it's clear proof that it should be rejected.
Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.
Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
The coward threatens when he is safe.
Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
Dishonesty, cowardice and duplicity are never impulsive.
The greatest braggarts are usually the biggest cowards.
Man gives every reason for his conduct save one, every excuse for his crimes save one, every plea for his safety save one; and that one is his cowardice.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
Study carefully, the character of the one you recommend, lest their misconduct bring you shame.
What a man is ashamed of is always at bottom himself; and he is ashamed of himself at bottom always for being afraid.
The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but the ignominy, the humiliation we feel that we must be what we are without any choice in the matter, and that this humiliation is seen by everyone.
Where the mind is past hope, the heart is past shame.
I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.
Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
Self-control in emotion is most difficult to master. Refusing the dictatorship of capricious emotion, I have found that the ability to exhibit the right emotion often resides with acting on the hard choice.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person.
No man should ever display his bravery unless he is prepared for battle, nor bear the marks of defiance, until he has experienced the abilities of his enemy.
If it looks like shit, smells like shit, mail it to your enemy... he'll know what to do with it.
Man's chief enemy is his own unruly nature and the dark forces put up within him.
Only enemies speak the truth. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Our enemies come nearer the truth in the opinions they form of us than we do in our opinion of ourselves.
Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.
The real enemy can always be met and conquered, or won over. Real antagonism is based on love, a love which has not recognized itself.
He who lives by fighting with an enemy has an interest in the preservation of the enemy's life.
Bear patiently with a rival.
Talk well of your friends and of your enemies say nothing.
The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than him.
It pays to know the enemy -- not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.
Speak well of your enemies... you made them.
If thine enemy offend thee, give his child a drum.
In my life, I have prayed but one prayer: oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
Enemies are so stimulating.
There is nothing like the sight of an old enemy down on his luck.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Nothing is true, but that which is simple.
Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
The moment at which two people, approaching from opposite ends of a long passageway, recognize each other and immediately pretend they haven t. This is to avoid the ghastly embarrassment of having to continue recognizing each other the whole length of the corridor.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
There once was a Bald Man who sat down after work on a hot summer's day. A Fly came up and kept buzzing about his bald pate, and stinging him from time to time. The Man aimed a blow at his little enemy, but - whack - his palm come on his own head instead; again the Fly tormented him, but this time the Man was wiser and said: YOU WILL ONLY INJURE YOURSELF IF YOU TAKE NOTICE OF DISPICABLE ENEMIES.
Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
Wise men learn many things from their enemies.
Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you. [Matthew]
When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.
Love your enemies just in case your friends turn out to be a bunch of bastards.
Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? They have the same enemy -- the mother.
Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel, the steadiness of your resentment.
Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.
Even a paranoid can have enemies.
If there be no enemy there's no fight. If no fight, no victory and if no victory there is no crown.
The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.
Failing to be there when a man wants her is a woman's greatest sin, except to be there when he doesn't want her.
Absence does not make the heart grow fonder, but it sure heats up the blood.
Woman absent is woman dead.
Absence -- that common cure of love.
Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
Separated lovers cheat absence by a thousand fancies which have their own reality. They are prevented from seeing one another and they cannot write; nevertheless they find countless mysterious ways of corresponding, by sending each other the song of birds, the scent of flowers, the laughter of children, the light of the sun, the sighing of the wind, and the gleam of the stars --all the beauties of creation.
there comes a point in your life, when you realise who matters, who never did, who won't anymore, and who always will, so don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason they didn't make it to your future.
Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
Until we meet again, may the good Lord take a liking to you.
Partir, c'est mourir un peu. (To leave is to die a little.)
We only part to meet again.
All farewells should be sudden, when forever.
Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.
Whatever is beautiful is beautiful by necessity.
It is easy to be beautiful; it is difficult to appear so.
Beauty is truth, truth beauty -- that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech.
Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense.
Being pretty on the inside means you don't hit your brother and you eat all your peas -- that's what my grandma taught me.
Beauty in not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Nothing can be beautiful which is not true.
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for instance.
Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most.

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